Dr Emma Burnett

Senior Lecturer

Nursing, School of Nursing and Health Sciences

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Contact

Email

E.Burnett@dundee.ac.uk

Phone

+44 (0)1382 386876

Location

11 Airlie Place

Biography

Dr Emma Burnett is Associate Dean International. She was an infection prevention and control (IPC) specialist practitioner in clinical practice for over 12 years before moving into academia. Her PhD was completed in 2015. Dr Burnett has responsibility for IPC education at pre-registration and post qualifying level, and is the programme lead for the BSc Nursing and Health in Singapore. Her teaching has also extended to developing and delivering IPC programmes in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Dr Burnett had been a long-standing member of the Infection Prevention Society and has held several lead roles in education and research. Her research interests include infection prevention behaviour, patient experiences, patient safety, the media, social media and service and professional development.

Wider professional activities

  • Director and Board Member for the Infection Prevention Society
  • Lead co-ordinator for the Education and Professional Development Committee within the National Infection Prevention Society
  • Active Member of the the Tayside Patient and Public Group (PPG) in collaboration with NHS Tayside
  • Active member of the Healthcare Associated Infection Network in collaboration with NHS Tayside
  • Leading on the development of the new IPS National Core Competencies for Infection Prevention and Control Practitioners
  • Leading on the development of an accredited IPS national course for Infection Prevention and Control Practitioners

Research

Emma is an active researcher and has led on and been involved in a number of funded research studies. She has a particular interest in infection prevention behaviour, patient experiences, patient safety, the media, social media and service and professional development. Emma completed her PhD looking at risk perceptions and responses of the public, healthcare and media professionals towards Clostridium difficile under the supervision of Professor Nora Kearney, Dr Bridget Johnston and Dr Jo Corlett.

Emma also supervises MSc students undertaking their dissertation. Additionally, Emma is a member of the Infection Prevention Society Research and Development Committee.

Teaching

Emma teaches Microbiology and Infection Prevention to undergraduate students and is a module leader in the SPQ and MSc Advanced Practice (Infection: Disease, Prevention and Control) programme. In addition to this, she supervises dissertation students and supports medical and nursing students whilst undertaking the Infection Prevention Cleanliness Champion Programme. Emma is also a personal tutor to a number of undergraduate and post qualifying students. 

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